Sonu, 21 Jan 2016True...same happened with me.i bought twice sony z5 but due heat problem i sold it..sony z3 is... moreZ5 (5.5") is not the only smartph in the world with 4k video recording (3840 x 2160 pixels) capability @ 30 fps with 22.8 (23) MP rear camera. Iph 6+ same also. BUT the Z5 5.5" is the first in the world tht has UHD (ultra high definition) 4k (808 ppi/ 2160 x 3840 pixel) screen/ display resolution screen. Iph6+ 5.5" screen resol only 401 ppi (1920 x 1080) & 12 MP rear camera (Samsung Glx S6 16 MP), Iph6+ 4.7" only 326 ppi (1334 x 750) while my Sony Z5 E6653 5.2" only has 401 ppi (1920 x 1080) resol (lower thn Z5 5.5").
shin, 14 Jan 2016Z3 is a rubbish ....z2 is better Both are rubbish, the Z5. Is way better. Lmao.
Ashkan M.S, 22 Jan 2016Hi Z5 owners. I want to buy this beauty but I'm not sure about performance! You know everyone ... moreZ5 has a slight cold tint, but you can adjust how cold or warm you want your screen so it's really not something worth mentioning.
It's performance is what you expect from a flagship device, smooth and fast without any overheating issues. The phone gets noticeably warm under heavy tasks like 4k recording and playing for a lot of time high demanding games BUT it doesn't overheat. It gets to around 45º degrees tops.
Z5's camera is the best camera on a phone so far, it does take pictures with thin noise but this comes with some very sharp shots! You can take a picture from 50m away and still make details of objects from that distance, plus the field of view is easily the biggest in the world right now on a smartphone, seriously!
At night pictures get a bit blury but Z5 takes the brightest shots atm. check manila shaker's comparison videos in youtube to check it.
The sound unfortunately is Z5's weak spot. Through headphones the sound is heavy and with a nice volume but it's not very loud. From it's speakers the sound is not good for my taste, and the volume is terrible. I come from a Sony Ericsson W995 which was the king in music, still is. So in comparison W995 is far louder with a much better music output. Even htc m9 doesn't stand a chance if front of it. So yeah Z5's music performance is not one of it's strong cards but it has stereo speakers at least, and the quality through headphones is very good. Only its volume levels are disappointing.
What else umm aa yeah ram! No it doesn't have ram issues (it's not samsung).
Put aside it's weak music performance Z5 is the best phone atm.. so go for it.
Arogsm, 21 Jan 2016Mine is Z3. Yes it is amazing. But is Z5 so bad?Lmfao really. What a crap outdated s801 Arm a9 cortex Cpu and gpu. Great you must have a Intel i3 cheap slow crappy, while others enjoy the i5 or i7. The Huawei mate 8 uses Arm 72 cores. That's fast like the i5.
Why don't you instead by the z1. That's even better and slow. Lmfao.
Hi Z5 owners. I want to buy this beauty but I'm not sure about performance! You know everyone say something different and unfortunately there isn't any Sony local center here so it's not possible to test it personally.some say this phone has issues (overheating,noisy camera,screen is blueish,low sound range,problems in ram management,weak battery and...) and some say this phone is best in market ! Please can you help me? Does it show a pure white or its blueish? Can you tell me what is highest temperature in heavy usage and normal usage? Here in my region there is 150 $ different between Z3+ and Z5.does is worth it?
Arogsm, 21 Jan 2016Mine is Z3. Yes it is amazing. But is Z5 so bad?it's faster z5>z3 iCRACKED
[deleted post]True...same happened with me.i bought twice sony z5 but due heat problem i sold it..sony z3 is better..
Thanks for your answers. I ran several benchmarks and all were slightly above average compared to statistics. So I guess my phone is fine :)
Tann Hauser, 20 Jan 2016All devices show performance drop in heavy graphic gaming... Those games should be optimised ... moreyep what he said. Same thing happens with console ports sometimes. For example Batman arkham city was a great geme on all its console versions, but it was a mess on pc version and it wasn't any pc's fault. So if a game runs bad on a mobile and better at another it's not always the device's fault.
melliodas, 15 Jan 2016Z5 is greatSony xperia z5 is great mobile.this is the dream mobile in heart.I want to use z5.in this time I used z3 d6653 asowme Mobile
ViceVersa, 19 Jan 2016I have my Xperia Z5. And I would like to ask about performance. I play Real Racing 3 at defaul... moreAll devices show performance drop in heavy graphic gaming...
Those games should be optimised for the devices screen and gpu...it would result in less throttling ( less fps drop)
Z5c is a better performer cause of its less pixel screen.
I propose to go into developer options and limit background proccessess to max 3-4, should save more SoC and ram for better game performance.
Or if the game has option to lesser graphics, then go that way.
To console you, even iphone 6s plus (that is considered best in gaming) had severe RR3 fps throttling, before the developer optimised the game for the device, as reported here:
Probably the same with that other game...
All in all, game developers are not keen on optimising games for specific android devices, are more keen in optimising for iphone, as they earn much more bucks from iphone versions...
RR3 on my z1c for ex is performing really great, I do not even notice the frame drops...
I have my Xperia Z5. And I would like to ask about performance. I play Real Racing 3 at default settings (I suppose it is high, or extra high). Sometimes it runs very smoothly (60FPS) and sometimes it is constantly bellow 20 FPS. Also menu is laggy sometimes (sliding to race selection is not smooth as I saw on my friends´ Z5 compact).
I play Hearthstone as well. And if there are more minions on board, it also going to 15 FPS. My antutu benchmark is above 70K score. Epic Citadel benchamrk is 60FPS.
Is this behavior of my phone normal? I expect that RR3 and Hearhstone should be smooth on this phone.
Thanks for any advice.
Anonymous, 18 Jan 2016who would put their phone in water? Use common sense...I have heard of many "smart" people doing it to show off to their friends. These are cases they deserve their phones to get ruined by water. Z5 is waterproof yeah, but it's still an electronic device, and electronic devices don't do well with water.
So yeah, these smart people better use common sense..